In our travels to London, we were able to make a stop in the heart of Picadilly Circus to the ginormous and quite pretty building that houses Ripley’s Believe It or Not*. We’ve visited Ripley’s Believe It Or Not! in other locations like New York and Orlando, but let me tell you, you can see very cool and remarkable items unique to each location. We were excited to explore what London had to offer.
If you have not been to a Ripley’s Believe it or Not! location, you are missing out! It is something you have to do with kids, as it is all terribly fascinating. But to be clear, it is not an attraction just for kids. Adults will absolutely love it, too. Inside the building, we encountered amazing creations like a Ferrari made entirely of yarn and a portrait of Princess Diana made of dryer lint!
Wax figures of real life people that have had extreme body modification done,rare animals, unbelievable facts about cultures around the world and throughout history, torture devices, oddities of every kind, and art galore fill the halls of the huge venue, ensuring that each room you visit will have you thoroughly enthralled. Can you believe the infamous dress from last year’s internet sensation was there, too? Now you can know for sure exactly if it was black and blue or white and gold.
There was so much to see and do, you could easily come back and explore again and again. We were able to navigate a black hole, manipulate our bodies through a laser maze, and try to find our way out of the labyrinth of their mirror maze, all of which were a blast to do!
Your family will love going there and will thank you for the great time they had. You can plan your very own visit and learn more about Ripley’s Believe It or Not! by checking out their website.
*we were invited to visit to facilitate a review, all opinions are are my own.